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Monday, February 08, 2016

PWC tell Peterborough City Council to dig deeper to settle their 'London' style fee bill and a bit more....





PBROTRIB SPOT: Just Fancy That....

PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who audit the 'goings on' inside Peterborough City Council, and mop up all kinds of lucrative management consultancy public sector contracts in the process, have issued the latest annual statutory audit letter, but there is a sting in the tail.....

Although they quoted a fee for the work, they have seemingly added on an extra wedge of Wonga... but try and find out exactly what it is for, and why, is another matter. Still no worries, money was saved on meals and wheels and evening bus services.....

Let PWC have it!

So much for the PCC budget debt mountain reduction, would it not be a good idea to hire a local Peterborough firm of accountants, and keep the public funds circulating in this region?

No doubt Dotty McC will find out, how much it is and tell us, on her excellent BBC Cambridgeshire Breakfast Show. (Beats me how cheerful they can be at 5am in the morning- should be a law against it...)     

PWC Final Fees (well maybe) for 2014/15
We reported our fee proposals in our audit plan 2014/15.

We have undertaken additional work this year as a result of accounting issues identified during the course of our audit and targeted work on the use of resources. Our fees will therefore be in excess of the scale fee and we are currently in the process of agreeing the final amount with the Council and Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd. We will report the final position in due course.

Our fee for certification of claims and returns is yet to be finalised for 2014/15 and will be reported to those charged with governance in December 2015 within the 2014/15 Annual Certification Report.
 

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